Advances in table grape breeding in Japan

  title={Advances in table grape breeding in Japan},
  author={Masahiko Yamada and Akihiko Sato},
  booktitle={Breeding science},
In Japan, few grape cultivars related to Vitis vinifera existed 200 years ago, on account of Japan's high rainfall. Many V. labruscana and vinifera cultivars were introduced to Japan in the 19th century. Labruscana was grown instead of vinifera, mainly because of severe disease problems and a high incidence of berry cracking. Grape breeding for table use started in the 20th century, with the goal of combining the berry quality of vinifera with the ease of cultivation of labruscana. By 1945… CONTINUE READING